Maori Weapons: In Pre-European New Zealand

Author(s): Jeff Evans

Maori - History

Here is a full inventory of traditional Maori weapons with all the available written information about traditional weapons collected into one concise volume. Maori Weapons provides complete cultural and technical information on the handmade weapons used by Maori, along with photos and line drawings. From the well-known taiaha and mere to the more obscure wahaika and maripi, this is a comprehensive guide that will serve a range of readers.


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This book does a marvellous job of bringing together all the knowledge that could be gleaned from written sources on Maori weapons as objects of war... Here then is a complete armoury of Maori weapons. – Dr Hirini Melbourne

Jeff Evans is a well-known writer and photographer who works for leading clients in New Zealand and overseas. An authority on Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand, Nga Waka o Nehera: The first voyaging canoes and Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe, and editor of Elsdon Best’s Notes on the Art of War. Jeff lives in Te Atatu, Auckland with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9781877514708
  • : Libro International
  • : Libro International
  • : August 2014
  • : 250 x 185 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : August 2014
  • : October 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jeff Evans
  • : Paperback
  • : 72